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ADATA reveals new SU900 2.5-inch 3D NAND SSD lineup

ADATA's new Ultimate SU900 SSD lineup uses 3D NAND for high-end efficiency with capacities up to 2TB
By: Derek Strickland | Storage News | Posted: Dec 13, 2016 5:25 pm

ADATA today released its new Ultimate SU900 SSD lineup with 3D NAND memory, offering "superior stability, durability, and power efficiency" to both desktops and laptops.

 

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The Ultimate SU900 Solid-State Drives come in 2.5-inch, 7mm height sizes and utilize performance-driven SLC Caching and DRAM Cache Buffers to hit blistering-fast read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 525 MB/s, respectively, over the SATA III 6b/s protocol. The line comes in four capacities--256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB--all of which utilize MLC 3D NAND flash memory.

 

Thanks to the SU900 line's MLC 3D NAND flash memory and LDPC error correcting code, efficiency is at the forefront, with the drives rocking out up to 800TB Total Bytes Written and a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rate of 2 million hours.

 

"LDPC (low density parity check) error correcting code has been implemented on the SU900, leading to a massive reduction in data errors and an equal increase in data integrity. It protects your valuable contents against corruption to a much greater extent than non-ECC SSDs or even SSDs that use basic BCH error correction.

 

"In addition, the SU900 has a program/erase cycle three times longer than standard SSDs due to incorporating native hard and soft decode. Together, these ensure improved durability and a longer SSD lifespan."

 

ADATA offers an expansive 5-year warranty on every drive in the Ultimate SU900 lineup, and be sure to visit the product page or check the full press release below for more information.

 

Check below for full specifications of the Ultimate SU900 3D MLC NAND SSD lineup:

 

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ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today launched the Ultimate SU900 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD, which signals further expansion in 3D NAND Flash storage.

 

Moves big to 3D NAND Flash with an SSD that packs up to 2TB in a high performance package

 

The SU900 delivers high-grade 3D MLC NAND and uses the SMI 2258 controller. Most importantly, it offers up to 2TB capacity, reinforced by performance-boosting SLC Cache Buffer and DRAM Cache. For data integrity, the SU900 offers LDPC error correction, data shaping, wear leveling, and RAID Engine. It reaches 560MB/s read and 525MB/s write, and includes a 2.5mm spacer and 3.5" bracket in the box. ADATA provides a 5-year warranty with the drive.

 

3D MLC NAND in diverse capacities

 

The time has come for 3D NAND SSDs to realize their higher density potential, and so the SU900 lineup includes a 2TB model. However, consumers can choose 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB variants based on needs and budgets. Flash on the SU900 is high-grade 3D MLC (multi-level cell), ensuring improved reliability, longevity, and performance.

 

The SSD employs an SMI 2258 controller, pushing 560MB/s read, 525MB/s write, and 85K/90K IOPS. Thanks to ADATA sorting and quality assurance, the SU900 has a TBW (total bytes written) of up to 800TB and an MTBF (mean time before failure) of 2,000,000 hours.

 

Sustained high performance and tight data integrity

 

While many SSDs claim high theoretical speeds, their performance can be compromised by heavy data loads or long read/write sessions. Like most ADATA SSDs, the SU900 has onboard DRAM Cache Buffer and SLC Cache Buffer (pSLC mode) to compensate for stress and make sure performance does not suffer undesirable dips.

 

To minimize NAND cell wear-out, the SU900 supports data shaping, wear leveling, and RAID Engine. It also has intelligent LDPC ECC (low density parity check error-correcting code) to eliminate the vast majority of potential data errors.

 

Consequently, the SU900 not only vastly outperforms mechanical drives but is also exponentially more dependable long-term.

 

Complete package for easy, seamless install and continued peace of mind

 

The standard 7mm height and 2.5" form factor of the SU900 fits any ultrabook, notebook, and the PS4/PS4 Pro, making for a quick and smooth swap-in upgrade. The retail box also contains a 2.5mm spacer/riser for a better fit in 9.5mm tall drive bays, as well as a 3.5" bracket.

 

This ensures virtually universal installation ease on everything from the lightest ultrabooks to high-end desktops. Reflecting the quality and care that go into producing the SU900, the SSD is covered by a 5-year warranty.

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